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WhatsApp will soon Delete your chats, photos and videos - Steps to back up Your Data

WhatsApp will soon DELETE your chats, photos and videos-Steps to back up Your Data
Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is consistently bringing a number of updates to enhance the user experience. Until now, WhatsApp backed up your content into Google Drive a popular cloud storage service. WhatsApp, used by over 1.5 billion people monthly, has got a lot of data to deal with in the form of chats, pictures, and videos. As a result, it works with Google to offer backups. But Google is now making a handy change: your WhatsApp back-ups won't use any Google Drive storage space.
The messages, photos, and videos you've backed up will still be stored on Google Drive, but they won't count towards your storage limit.   Basically, the new change is a part of a brand-new app update that changes the way backed-up WhatsApp content works.
For those unaware, WhatsApp uses Google Drive – a popular cloud storage service that allows storage of 15GB for all by default – to backup messages, photos, and videos.


The WhatsApp content backed up on Google Drive allows the users to restore it again as and when needed. However, these backups eat up the Google Drive storage space allocated to the user. It also said that back-up won’t make use of the Google Drive storage space. All these backed-up messages, photos, and videos of the country will remain on Google Drive but they won’t count towards the storage limit of the user.
This will not only save storage space on your phones but also on Google Drive. “Starting November 12, 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota,” the statement from WhatsApp read.

However, on the flip side, the platform said that it will start deleting some of your old content. Any data that has not been backed up for over a year will start disappearing from Google Drive. “Furthermore, WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage,” it said.

How to manually back up your WhatsApp

  • Make sure you have a Google account and have Google Drive installed on your phone.
  • switch onto Wi-Fi, so you don't use up valuable data saving all of your messages and photos to the cloud.
Go to WhatsApp, then go to Menu (3 dots on right top) > Settings >  Go to Chats
Chats
  • Go to Chat Backup 
    Chat back up
  • Select Back Up and you will automatically see everything getting backed up to Google Drive.
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